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Smoke DZA was born February 8, 1984 at Harlem Hospital in New York City and has lived in New York all his life. The son of two Guyanese immigrants, Smoke was exposed to music at home by his father and fell in love with hip hop at a young age. He grew up listening to and emulating fellow New Yorkers Jay-Z and Notorious BIG. After dropping out of high school to pursue his music career, DZA began battle rapping and has battled fellow Harlem MC J.R.Writer. He was discovered by Jonny Shipes of Cinematic Music Group in 2002 and went on to ghostwrite for numerous rappers, including Hi-Tek. In 2002 he partnered to become one half of the group Smoke & Numbers until going solo in 2008. Since splitting from Smoke & Numbers to pursue a solo career, DZA has released a string of mixtapes including Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse 1.5, George Kush The Button, Rolling Stoned, Sweet Baby Kushed God, Cuz I Felt Like It and K.O.N.Y. He has worked with Big K.R.I.T., Wiz Khalifa, and ASAP Rocky among others and is a founding member of the Smokers Club. His album, Rolling Stoned was awarded the High Times Doobie Award for Hip Hop album of the year for 2011. DZA latest album Rugby Thompson was released in June 2012 by High Times/Cinematic Music Group. The album was produced entirely by Harry Fraud. The album features numerous artists including Action Bronson, Currensy, Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q and ASAP Twelvyy. Smoke cites fellow New York natives Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. as his main influences. As an adolescent he would use their songs and write his own lyrics, helping him learn rhyming patterns."I used to re-write Biggie. It started with "Mo Money Mo Problems." I would switch up the words, make it my own. He has also cited fellow Harlem rappers like Mase, Big L and Dipset as influences and inspiration. Though he is often mistakenly classified as a weed rapper, Smoke considers himself a lifestyle rapper and prefers not to be confined to one genre of rap.

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Smoke DZA - Just My Thoughts (Prod. By Flying Lotus)
The first song off the podcast I’d like to share is Smoke DZA’s “Just A Thought,” produced by Flying Lotus. Smoke is a huge fan of Flying Lotus; He makes sure he spits 16 bars over Flying Lotus any chance he gets. Check out the collaboration off Steve-Ography’s We Are Alive (Podcast 7) dropping next week.
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steve-ography:

Smoke DZA - Just My Thoughts (Prod. By Flying Lotus)

The first song off the podcast I’d like to share is Smoke DZA’s “Just A Thought,” produced by Flying Lotus. Smoke is a huge fan of Flying Lotus; He makes sure he spits 16 bars over Flying Lotus any chance he gets. Check out the collaboration off Steve-Ography’s We Are Alive (Podcast 7) dropping next week.

Click HERE To Download

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OPMTDERFC 2 THE $

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Smoke DZA feat. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - Legends In The Making (Prod. By Harry Fraud) (Official Music Video)

Dream Zone Achieve April 1st

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Last Of A Dying Bred | Photo By Steve-Ography

Last Of A Dying Bred | Photo By Steve-Ography

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Smoke DZA feat. J Ivy (Prod. By 183rd) - Black Independence 
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Smoke DZA feat. J Ivy (Prod. By 183rd) - Black Independence 

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I’m Smokin’ Dope In Front Of Dope On Fairfax, Jet Life Nigga, These Lear Raps - Smoke DZA

I’m Smokin’ Dope In Front Of Dope On Fairfax, Jet Life Nigga, These Lear Raps - Smoke DZA

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Smoke DZA - Err Thing Valid (Prod. By Jahlil Beats)
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Smoke DZA - Err Thing Valid (Prod. By Jahlil Beats)

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The Making Of Legends Of The Making 

The Making Of Legends Of The Making 

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Smoke DZA feat. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt. 2) 
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"Smoke DZA teams up with fellow weed enthusiasts, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, for ”Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt. 2),” which is produced by Harry Fraud. This track is part two of the “Ashtray,” a cut off DZA second album, Rugby Thompson, which came out the summer of 2012 featuring Domo Genesis and ScHoolboy Q. This is the first time DZA, Wiz, Spitta and Fraud have all worked on a record together. This serves as the first single for Smoke’s forthcoming album, Dream Zone Achieved, which is set to be release early next year. There is no set release date yet but Smoke DZA said its “about 85 percent done.”
That is not all, Smoke and Harry will also be coming out with a full length project, Rugby Thompson 2, which will be distributed on Harry Fraud new label, Surf School Recordings sometime next year.  Listen to ”Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt. 2)” and purchase the single on ITunes.”

Smoke DZA feat. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt. 2) 

Click HERE To Download

"Smoke DZA teams up with fellow weed enthusiasts, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, for ”Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt. 2),” which is produced by Harry Fraud. This track is part two of the “Ashtray,” a cut off DZA second album, Rugby Thompson, which came out the summer of 2012 featuring Domo Genesis and ScHoolboy Q. This is the first time DZA, Wiz, Spitta and Fraud have all worked on a record together. This serves as the first single for Smoke’s forthcoming album, Dream Zone Achieved, which is set to be release early next year. There is no set release date yet but Smoke DZA said its “about 85 percent done.”

That is not all, Smoke and Harry will also be coming out with a full length project, Rugby Thompson 2, which will be distributed on Harry Fraud new label, Surf School Recordings sometime next year.  Listen to ”Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt. 2)” and purchase the single on ITunes.”

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Curren$y & Smoke DZA -  The Stage (EP)
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Curren$y & Smoke DZA -  The Stage (EP)

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